PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL of
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    • July 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA
    • 0
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading
    701 Penn Street
    Reading, PA

    Instructor

    Thomas D. Gillespie P.G., Sr. Professional Geologist
    Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

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    Professional Development Conversion Formulas
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH 

    Level:  Advanced

    Overview: Unlike the mental imagery geologists construct of groundwater flow through a porous medium,  investigators in fractured rock aquifers must first visualize the three-dimensional network of water-conducting planes before considering how the spacing, orientation and interconnection of those planes control and constrain gravity-driven flow. Complicating that visualization even further, it is usually the case that none of the sets of intersecting, non-randomly-oriented planes are aligned parallel to the prevailing hydraulic gradient.

    Combining a refresher on the concepts and methods of structural geology with in-depth quantitative analysis of groundwater flow within and between discrete, connected flow pathways, this full day, hands-on course provides the tools of both visualization and quantification of gravity-driven flow in three-dimensional space. Including a complete review of the methods of planar structural analysis, the course explores: structurally-controlled deflection of contaminant plumes; the effects of the scale of observation on aquifer heterogeneity and anisotropy; migration of separate phase liquids and gases;  and groundwater flow within structural domains of differing, yet overlapping, scales of observation from individual fractures to project wells, project sites, through project areas.

    • August 15, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • August 16, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West, Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • 17
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    Doubletree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West
    640 Fountain Road
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462     DIRECTIONS


    Professional Development Conversion
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH

    2-Day Format and Mock Tests
    Mock tests are a component of the seminar.

    Our instructors arrive wholly focused on your learning experience, and remain available via Email and telephone to answer questions after your return to the office.

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    two-day course.

    Day One-Thursday, August 15

    • General & Field Geology
    • Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry
    • Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleontology
    • Geomorphology, Surficial Processes and Quaternary Geology

    Day Two-Friday, August 16

    • Structure, Tectonics, and Geomorphology
    • Hydrogeology
    • Engineering Geology
    • Economic Geology and Energy Resources
    • About the ASBOG® Test (Self-guided. Material included in the Day Two booklet.)

    PCPG Review Course Participant / Future ASBOG® Exam Candidate:

    The components of this seminar are aligned with the general subject areas contained in the ASBOG® Geologist Examinations.  However, the course is not intended as a sole-source for your test preparation.  It is instead a proven resource and guide for your further preparation efforts.  As such, the course provides a concentrated review and a general refresher for the practicing, Professional Geologist.

    During this seminar about one hour is devoted to review a full-semester, college course.  Day Two will include access to material about ASBOG® and the examinations, including test blueprints that are in the public domain.  The seminar is not intended as a "How to take the Test" review.  Seminar registrants take this course 6 to 12 months from their intended exam date with the understanding that significant, additional preparation will be needed prior to sitting for their examination.

    We are certain that you will find the provided information helpful to your preparation, enabling you to better succeed in the ASBOG® Examinations.

    Hotel Accommodations:  $129++ for Wednesday and/or Thursday nights, August 14 and August 15. Telephone Doubletree by dialing 1-610-834-8300 and ask for the PA Council of Professional Geologists rate. Be sure to ask what the cancellation policy is for this rate. Room block expires July 15 or when sold out.


    PCPG seminars quickly sell out. To confirm your seat, use our secure web enrollment and a credit card.
    • September 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 13, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046
    • 12
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    Enroll five or more individuals and receive discount. Telephone 717.730.9745 for more information.

    Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Cranberry
    910 Sheraton Drive
    Mars, PA 16046    

    Instructor
    Bill Deutsch
    Geochemistry Services LLC
    Port Townsend, WA

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    Professional Development Conversion Formulas
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH 

    Overview

    This is an introductory geochemistry course for scientists and engineers working in the fields of soil and groundwater site characterization, contamination, and remediation. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of the principles of geochemistry as applied to water/rock interactions.  Chemical interactions between water and soil/aquifer material that determine the composition of natural water and affect the migration of contaminants will be covered.

    A basic knowledge of aquifer geochemical processes is necessary to understand the natural system and the chemical evolution of groundwater as it flows through the aquifer.  Geochemistry is also necessary to evaluate the natural attenuation of contaminants and to design remediation methods to remove or immobilize contaminants (organics and inorganics) in the subsurface.  This course provides an introduction to the important geochemical processes that affect the dissolved constituents of groundwater.  These processes include solution complexation reactions, solution/gas interactions, mineral dissolution/precipitation, oxidation/reduction, adsorption/desorption, and biodegradation.  To understand the importance of these processes at a particular site, sufficient groundwater and solid phase data must be collected; therefore, this class will include a discussion of data collection requirements and methods of data interpretation to elucidate the important geochemical reactions at a site.  Examples that illustrate the concepts are described throughout the class.

    Case studies will be described for sites with coal combustion residuals and those impacted by elevated arsenic, chromium, and hydrocarbons/solvents in groundwater.


    Who Should Attend
    • Environmental scientists involved with site characterization and contamination assessment
    • Hydrologists working with contaminant fate and transport
    • Environmental engineers designing remediation methods at contaminated sites
    • Project managers at environmental consulting firms
    • Regulatory Project Managers and Technical Support Staff
    • Industries with sites requiring contaminant characterization and remediation

    Hotel Accommodations: Coming Soon.

    • September 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 17, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West, Plymouth Meeting, PA
    • 11
    Register

    Enroll five or more individuals and receive discount. Telephone 717.730.9745 for more information.

    Doubletree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West
    640 Fountain Road
    Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462     DIRECTIONS


    Instructor
    Bill Deutsch
    Geochemistry Services LLC
    Port Townsend, WA

    Download (Revised) Agenda/Bio

    Professional Development Conversion Formulas
    DE, SC 60 mins. = 1 CEU
    PA 50 mins. = 1 PDH 

    Overview

    This is an introductory geochemistry course for scientists and engineers working in the fields of soil and groundwater site characterization, contamination, and remediation. It is designed to provide a basic understanding of the principles of geochemistry as applied to water/rock interactions.  Chemical interactions between water and soil/aquifer material that determine the composition of natural water and affect the migration of contaminants will be covered.

    A basic knowledge of aquifer geochemical processes is necessary to understand the natural system and the chemical evolution of groundwater as it flows through the aquifer.  Geochemistry is also necessary to evaluate the natural attenuation of contaminants and to design remediation methods to remove or immobilize contaminants (organics and inorganics) in the subsurface.  This course provides an introduction to the important geochemical processes that affect the dissolved constituents of groundwater.  These processes include solution complexation reactions, solution/gas interactions, mineral dissolution/precipitation, oxidation/reduction, adsorption/desorption, and biodegradation.  To understand the importance of these processes at a particular site, sufficient groundwater and solid phase data must be collected; therefore, this class will include a discussion of data collection requirements and methods of data interpretation to elucidate the important geochemical reactions at a site.  Examples that illustrate the concepts are described throughout the class.

    Case studies will be described for sites with coal combustion residuals and those impacted by elevated arsenic, chromium, and hydrocarbons/solvents in groundwater.


    Who Should Attend
    • Environmental scientists involved with site characterization and contamination assessment
    • Hydrologists working with contaminant fate and transport
    • Environmental engineers designing remediation methods at contaminated sites
    • Project managers at environmental consulting firms
    • Regulatory Project Managers and Technical Support Staff
    • Industries with sites requiring contaminant characterization and remediation

    Hotel Accommodations: $129++ Sunday and/or Monday nights, September 15 and September 16. Telephone Doubletree by dialing 1-610-834-8300 and ask for the PA Council of Professional Geologists rate. Be sure to ask what the cancellation policy is for this rate. Room block expires August 15 or when sold out.

    • September 30, 2021
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    To order a replacement certificate for a previously attended PCPG event, please complete the order form and remit payment.

    Replacement will occur only if attendee initialed the sign-in sheet, and for events prior to May 2010, only if registrar is able to verify that the attendee checked-in at the registration table.

    During busy periods, certificate replacement may take 7-10 days.

    Questions? Contact Rose Jeffries by phoning (717) 730-9745.

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